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Catalyst Driver Performance Progression / HD 6990 CrossFire (QuadFire)

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by roadczar, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. roadczar

    roadczar Member

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    For me at least these releases are not going in the right direction.

    All 3DMark Extreme tests were run within the same 24 hours and on the same hardware with the latest 12.7.CAP3 profiles. Catalyst manager was used to uninstall drivers and Crossfire setting was re-enabled (toggled) prior to each test.

    12.1a preview / 12.7.CAP3 – 5748

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4214655

    12.1 / 12.7.CAP3 – 5732

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4210223

    12.2 / 12.7.CAP3 – 5627

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4209958

    12.3 / 12.7.CAP3 – 5251

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4210131

    12.4 / 12.7.CAP3 – 6155

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4215376

    12.6 / 12.7.CAP3 – 4076

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4215044

    12.8 / 12.7.CAP3 – 3984

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4215202
    :thumbdown

    12.9 beta/ 12.9.CAP1 - 6670
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4495181
    :thumbup:

    12.11 beta4 / 12.10.CAP1 - 6418
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4749298

    12.11 beta4/ 12.10.CAP1 - P17136
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4758528

    12.11 beta8/ 12.10.CAP1 - X6659
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4983659
     
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  2. perosmct

    perosmct Banned

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    quad-sli and quad-fire are non-sence and companies do not care...

    sell and take 2 7970 you will be much faster...quad gpu is a no go..
     
  3. roadczar

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    Thanks for your opinions, but-

    Baseless remark. Prior to 7970 dual 6990s offered the best performance for my Eyefinity setup.

    This is the REAL problem, I'm getting a little fed up with AMD.

    As I see it the following are only advantages of crossfired 7970 over my over crossfired 6990s:

    Better driver support - questionable given AMD's past record.
    Better power consumption - irrelevant to me.

    If I stick with 12.4 drivers and the latest CAPs the performance is on par.
    Having said that, I will eventually upgrade. Not sure yet if it will be AMD.
     
  4. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    so.... bf3? crysis? metro? unigine even?

    why is 3dmark alone so important

    also, i want to see what happens when you put aticfx32.dll & atidxx32.dll from 12.1a into 3dmark's folder (where the exe is), then run it with 12.8 installed

    edit: 12.4 seems to be super, maybe that one instead
     

  5. roadczar

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    Not saying that 3DMark is most important, but being a benchmark it lets me judge consistency and progression of the drivers. I also like playing with the benchmarks.
    The best drivers seem to be the leaked version of 8.940.0.0, maybe I'll try DLLs from these.... thanks.
    7319 -- http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/2548742
     
  6. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    i like playing with them too, but the consistency of 1 thing isnt very consistent :nerd:

    like if all someone plays is 1 or 2 games, & they happen to be totally broken (like rage or skyrim for a while), they will think the drivers are awful even if everything else is great or getting improved

    similarly, something strange happened around 12.3 or 12.4 to dirt3, massive drop in performance, but other dx11 titles were fine, & next driver fixed it
     
  7. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    you have any default scores? P mode?
     
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  9. somemadcaaant

    somemadcaaant Master Guru

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    Adding on to what kn00tcn stated - How can u use a single benchmark tool to form an overall judgement of your setup for all games? Drivers do different things for different applications.

    I still use 12.3 14th Feb as they are consistently better performers across all my games.

    12.4 for me had bad compatibility on some games that I play.

    -smc
     
  10. Shaneus

    Shaneus Master Guru

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    I think you missed this:
    And just to throw my 2c in, I'm using 3x GPUs and have found the Feb 14 12.x/8.96 drivers to be the best ones so far... at least, for my setup.


    Code:
    Driver Packaging Version         8.96-120214a-133521E-ATI
    Provider	                 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    2D Driver Version	         8.01.01.1240
    2D Driver File Path              /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet002/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0002
    Direct3D Version                 7.14.10.0899
    OpenGL Version                   6.14.10.11615
    Catalyst Control Center Version  2012.0214.2012.36147
    
    Hey roadczar, are the 12.4s (the ones that gave you the best result) WHQL or some kind of beta? If you have the D3D or packaging version, it'd be interesting to compare it to mine.
     

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    whql...
     
  12. |ALE|

    |ALE| Master Guru

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    time wasted to "play with benchmark". Try games to see driver improvement... then, 4 gpu is really useless and not optimized, best setup are 2 gpu and some times 3 gpu.
     
  13. Final8ty

    Final8ty Master Guru

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    3D mark has nothing to do with game performance and optimization at all.
    Bench your games as that's what you play.

    Catalyst Driver Performance 3D mark Progression/ HD 6990 CrossFire (QuadFire)
    Is what the title should say because it not relevant to anything else.
     
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  14. Final8ty

    Final8ty Master Guru

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    My performance rarely drops to below that of 3 so any more is a bonus with 4GPUs and most quad GPU users are fully aware of the diminishing returns so you calling it out is of no use.

    I would still rather have the opportunity of having the extra power of the 4th GPU when Quadfire is doing it job than not at all and that is down to personal preferences whether it worth it or not.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/ARES_CrossFire/
     
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    im so glad 2 see a 6990 user in here :)

    For me the card is not performing as i thought it would be though, i dont know what ive done wrong.

    medal of honor Warfighter is only playable on medium settings ;p and other games have no problem at all :)

    its all or nothing with this card :)

    so what driver are you currently using ?
     
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  20. mais4u

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    Here is mine

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